Peep the music video here too. Spoiler alert: its sexy AF
Photo by Rasmus Weng Karlsen
R&B/neosoul up-and-comer Kwamie Liv has just released a single called “Sweet Like Brandy” and it is just as intoxicating as the beverage for which it is named. Yes, we’d expect nothing less from the Danish-Zambian artist who, although her catalog has been selectively scattered over the last few years, has released nothing short of magic thus far.
Liv has had a bit of a respite from music-making over the last two years, but needless to say this re-entrance is strong and the result of her hard work was worth the wait. The single is as sultry and smooth as a warm tropical evening, with all the subtle sensuality of a suggestive look at a handsome stranger across a crowded room.
The track is an epic anthem of love and lust; these themes are reflected by lush organic guitar riffs, luxuriously lascivious melodies, intriguing lyrics and of course Kwamie Liv’s rich vocals. But this tune is as much a sexy lullaby as it is a reflection of the artistic potential for Kwamie Liv; the song was produced by her partner in crime Baby Duka, and the accompanying video was concepted and brought to fruition largely by Liv herself.
Liv said of the accompanying, equally seductive video, “with the ‘Sweet Like Brandy’ visual I wanted to depict a series of slow images, almost like photographs which act as a window into an interaction between two lovers. Ultimately I wanted to create something beautiful, devoid of explanation but fundamentally intimate.” She definitely pulled this off with both the vibe of the song and the music video. Without a doubt she’s left us on the edge of our seats in anticipation for what she’ll bring forth next.